Administrative Amendments to Class Environmental Assessments

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Notice type
Environmental Assessment Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
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Bulletin summary

We are making administrative changes to update terminology in Class Environmental Assessments (Class EA). These changes would create consistency between the 10 different Class EAs as they relate to the title of the final notices that are issued upon completion of the Class EA process including addendums.

Why consultation isn't required

Consultation is not required under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 because Class EAs are not classified instruments or regulations.

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide notice about the administrative changes made by the director to the Class EAs.

Bulletin details

Pursuant to section 15.4 (5) of the Environmental Assessment Act, the director has amended the 10 approved Class EAs with administrative changes. This notice serves as notice under section 15.4(7) of the Act, which provides that the director’s amendments come into effect upon posting of this notice.

The director has amended the following Class EAs:

New standard terminology has been added to each Class EA to replace the existing terminology for some of the notices required by the Class EA, and terminology related to these notices, including:

  • Notices of Completion
  • Notices of Addendum

All Class EAs require proponents to issue, publish, etc. a public notice once the Class EA process has been completed to commence the final review period/ comment period. However, various Class EAs use different terminology for the notices (e.g. Notice of Submission, Notice of Filing) and the related terminology (e.g. publish, issue, public comment period, review period). The purpose of this administrative amendment is to create consistency between the 10 Class EA documents with respect to the notices and the related terminology by replacing the existing terminology used in the Class EA with consistent terminology for all the Class EAs.

The amendment also clarifies the requirement for each of the above notices to specify:

  • the length of time for the comment period (e.g. 30 days)
  • the dates when the comment period begins and ends

Please see the attachment for more details on the administrative changes.

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